Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Student confidence

Instructors that focus on building the confidence of students, providing strategic instruction, and giving relevant feedback can enhance performance outcomes.
Hoffman, B. & Spatariu, A. (2008). The Influence of Self-Efficacy and Metacognitive Prompting on Math Problem-Solving Efficiency. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 33, 875-893.

9 evidence based study tips

The September issue of The Psychologist magazine is a free-to-view student special containing a feature by the Research Digest editor on the journey from A-level to Undergrad psychology, including the following 9 evidence-based study tips:

Adopt a growth mindset.

Sleep well.

Forgive yourself for procrastinating.

Test yourself.

Pace your studies.

Vivid examples may not always work best.

Take naps.

Get handouts prior to the lecture.

Believe in yourself.